have never seen this one!
Location: central alberta canada
September 13, 2011 12:25 am
Hi there! My name is Rik.I live in kamloops BC canada,and have been working in Hinton Alberta Canada.On sept 12th 5pm i had gone into a bank whereby I had noticed a rather large insect on the inside window ledge.The insect was about 3 inches in length..i wonder what it is? Thank you …rik
Signature: rik in alberta canada
This is a Giant Wood Wasp, Urocerus gigas, a species that is found in Eurasia as well as North America. What appears to be a stinger is actually an ovipositor. Because the larvae are wood borers, they can be spread and introduced to new locations by the shipping of wood products. See BugGuide for additional information.